Starting on October 6 & 7 in Northeastern PA, weigh in on how the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is managing our state forests. DCNR will hold 12 meetings across the state for the public to give input on the 2015 Draft State Forest Resource Management Plan. The draft plan, last revised in 2007, is the main tool the Bureau of Forestry uses to manage Pennsylvania's approximately 2.2 million acre state forest system. Shale gas, climate change, and water resources in state forests are among the numerous areas covered in this draft document.
Let DCNR know how our state forests concern you and what you want them to consider. Attend a meeting if you:
•use trails on state forest land,
•are concerned about gas development,
•like to camp, hike, or fish,
•or treasure Pennsylvania's vast expanses of forests and how they will be impacted by climate change.
Please attend a public meeting on October 6 or 7 and share your comments in a small group setting. Please contact us with questions. Can't attend? Watch for more information soon about how to submit written comments via email.